"2018.06.15 duet with Warren Burt — Australia — via Skype": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic. The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365". Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a month after they were done. Hence, "January, 2018" was uploaded on March 1, 2018. I started thinking about each month more & more thematically. "May, 2018" became my piano month. "June, 2018" is my duets month. It was difficult to find 30 local people willing to play a duet with me to meet my goal of a different duet for every day in June so I contacted people in my international contacts to somehow make a duet together — using Skype or some other means. We've been playing the duets for as long as they take, spontaneously deciding when they were over, & then I've been excerpting roughly :20 to a minute to use in "June, 2018" & "365". At 1st, each movie that I made documenting each duet was thought of as little more than raw footage but, gradually, they started seeming like significant works in & of themselves. SO, after I'd edited the footage I shot with Michael Pestal via FaceTime, I decided to declare each movie to stand on its own & to break my pattern of waiting a month to post the monthly footage to post one of these daily duets every other day starting today, June 16th, until mid-August when all of them would be uploaded. This 15th one features Warren Burt on iPad electronics. The 1st piece of mail that I have on record as receiving from Warren was from August 8, 1991. We've exchanged quite a bit since then. Warren's scholarliness, creativity, & generally wide-ranging activities have been consistently impressive for me. He studied, if I remember correctly, with Kenneth Gaburo & he has a recording out of his performing Harry Partch's "Bitter Music". I visited him in Melbourne, AUS, in 2000 where we collaborated a fair amount & he visited me the same year in Pittsburgh. A movie of all the raw footage from the AUS visit is called "The Warren Burt Show & Tell" & can be witnessed here: https://youtu.be/TiCYlcBm5nM . His participation in the release event for the "MM 76" CD is here: https://youtu.be/XuoZopfS4CQ?t=31m42s . It's always a pleasure to be able to work with Warren & I'm very glad that today's technology enables both of us to play a duet together in a way that would've been pure science fiction for us when we were young. I can always count on Warren to be using technology for music generation that I'm not familiar with & I took advantage of this to provide a small contrast by using my plain old somewhat out-of-tune spinet + a micro-Korg digitally-simulated-analog synthesizer borrowed from my local library's fabulous music department. On a different note, I often explain to people that I'm not a musician, that I'm a Usician, a Low Classicist, a booed usician, a Sound Thinker, etc. People often seem to agree that I'm not a musician because they hate the way I play so much & hate the way I break all sorts of unwritten laws about what makes 'good music'. In other words, they don't understand that I'm trying to make a point that I'm thinking about context & creatively exploring it. - tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE note written on July 10, 2018E.V.